Candidate Profile
Judith Sanders-Castro

Green , Texas


Judith Sanders-Castro
Judge, Court of Crim. Appeals, Place 4

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1. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

2. The U.S. Constitution is a living document and should be interpreted according to the circumstances of each generation.


3. Foreign laws should be used in American courts even where those laws conflict with constitutional rights.


4. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Disagree

5. Which current Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

Justice Bader Ginsberg

6. Which U.S. president elected to that office in 1960 or thereafter best reflects your political philosophy?

Lyndon Johnson

7. Which U.S. Supreme Court decision do you think has most impacted society? Please explain your answer.

Citizens United. The decision in this case changed the tenuous balance of power from the people to corporations and multibillionaires. It has essentially changed the governance of this country from elected representative to representation by who and what can afford representation.

8. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

I do not understand this question.

9. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

I do not understand this question.

10. Please give an example of a judicial decision where strict constructionist policy was violated. Explain.

I do not understand this question.

11. What is the proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law?

I do not understand this question.

12. What specific text in the Declaration of Independence provides the critical basis for individual rights and the form of government guaranteed in the United States Constitution?

I do not understand this question.

13. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe a person's spiritual beliefs and values ate beyond the scope of criteria for this position.


  • University of Texas, Austin, BFA, 1977
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, JD, 1980
Work & Military
  • none
  • Girl Scouts of America, volunteer
  • Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, contributor, volunteer
  • Prince of Peace, member
  • none
  • Member, Alamo Community College District, Sought 1989

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